// going away for the weekend
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// going away for the weekend
will do replies on sunday at the earliest!
Bold all that apply!
- Absent-minded - Preoccupied to the extent of being unaware of one’s immediate surroundings.
- Abstracted, daydreaming, inattentive, oblivious, forgetful.
- Abusive - Characterized by improper infliction of physical or psychological maltreatment towards another.
- Addict - One who is addicted to a compulsive activity. Examples: gambling, drugs, sex.
- Aimless - Devoid of direction or purpose.
- Alcoholic - A person who drinks alcoholic substances habitually and to excess.
- Anxious - Full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried; solicitous.
- Arrogant - Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance. Inclined to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior. Snobbish.
- Audacious - Recklessly bold in defiance of convention, propriety, law, or the like; insolent; braze, disobedient.
- Bad Habit - A revolting personal habit. Examples: picks nose, spits tobacco, drools, bad body odor.
- Bigmouth - A loud-mouthed or gossipy person.
- Bigot - One who is strongly partial to one’s own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.
- Blunt - Characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion. Frank, callous, insensitive, brusque.
- Bold - In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent. Abrupt, brazen, cheeky, brassy, audacious.
- Callous - They are hardened to emotions, rarely showing any form of it in expression. Unfeeling. Cold.
- Childish - Marked by or indicating a lack of maturity; puerile.
- Complex - An exaggerated or obsessive concern or fear.
- Cruel - Mean to anyone or anything, without care or regard to consequences and feelings.
- Cursed - A person who has befallen a prayer for evil or misfortune, placed under a spell, or borne into an evil circumstance, and suffers for it. Damned.
- Dependent - Unable to exist, sustain oneself, or act appropriately or normally without the assistance or direction of another.
- Deranged - Mentally decayed. Insane. Crazy. Mad. Psychotic.
- Dishonest – Given to or using fraud, cheating; deceitful, deceptive, crooked, underhanded.
- Disloyal - Lacking loyalty. Unfaithful, perfidious, traitorous, treasonable
- Disorder - An ailment that affects the function of mind or body.
- Disturbed - Showing some or a few signs or symptoms of mental or emotional illness. Confused, disordered, neurotic, troubled.
- Dubious - Fraught with uncertainty or doubt. Undecided, doubtful, unsure.
- Dyslexic - Affected by dyslexia, a learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
- Egotistical - Characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance. Boastful, pompous.
- Envious - Showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another’s advantages; covetous, jealous.
- Erratic - Deviating from the customary course in conduct or opinion; eccentric: erratic behaviour. Eccentric, bizarre, outlandish, strange.
- Fanatical - Fanatic outlook or behaviour especially as exhibited by excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and extravagant notions on some subject.
- Fickle – Erratic, changeable, unstable - especially with regard to affections or attachments; capricious.
- Fierce - Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid.
- Finicky - Excessively particular or fastidious; difficult to please; fussy. Too much concerned with detail. Meticulous, fastidious, choosy, critical, picky, prissy, persnickety.
- Fixated - In psychoanalytic theory, a strong attachment to a person or thing, especially such an attachment formed in childhood or infancy and manifested in immature or neurotic behaviour that persists throughout life. Fetish, quirk, obsession, infatuation.
- Flirt -To make playfully romantic or sexual overtures; behaviour intended to arouse sexual interest. Minx. Tease.
- Gluttonous - Given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink. Voracious, ravenous, wolfish, piggish, insatiable.
- Gruff - Brusque or stern in manner or appearance. Crusty, rough, surly.
- Gullible - Will believe any information given, regardless of how valid or truthful it is, easily deceived or duped.
- Hard - A person who is difficult to deal with, manage, control, overcome, or understand. Hard emotions, hard hearted.
- Hedonistic - Pursuit of or devotion to pleasure, especially to the pleasures of the senses.
- Hoity-toity- Given to flights of fancy; capricious; frivolous. Prone to giddy behaviour, flighty.
- Humourless - The inability to find humour in things, and most certainly in themselves.
- Hypocritical - One who is always contradicting their own beliefs, actions or sayings. A person who professes beliefs and opinions for others that he does not hold. Being a hypocrite.
- Idealist - One whose conduct is influenced by ideals that often conflict with practical considerations. One who is unrealistic and impractical, guided more by ideals than by practical considerations.
- Idiotic - Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless.
- Ignorant - Lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact. Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge.
- Illiterate - Unable to read and write.
- Immature - Emotionally undeveloped; juvenile; childish.
- Impatient - Unable to wait patiently or tolerate delay; restless. Unable to endure irritation or opposition; intolerant.
- Impious - Lacking piety and reverence for a god/gods and their followers.
- Impish - Naughtily or annoyingly playful.
- Incompetent - Unable to execute tasks, no matter how the size or difficulty.
- Indecisive - Characterized by lack of decision and firmness, especially under pressure.
- Indifferent - The trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally, remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern. Having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless.
- Infamy - Having an extremely bad reputation, public reproach, or strong condemnation as the result of a shameful, criminal, or outrageous act that affects how others view them.
- Intolerant - Unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion and narrow-minded about cherished opinions.
- Klutz - Clumsy. Blunderer.
- Lazy - Resistant to work or exertion; disposed to idleness.
- Lewd - Inclined to, characterized by, or inciting to lust or lechery; lascivious. Obscene or indecent, as language or songs; salacious.
- Liar - Compulsively and purposefully tells false truths more often than not. A person who has lied or who lies repeatedly.
- Lustful - Driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires.
- Masochist - The deriving of sexual gratification, or the tendency to derive sexual gratification, from being physically or emotionally abused. A willingness or tendency to subject oneself to unpleasant or trying experiences.
- Meddlesome - Intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner, given to meddling; interfering.
- Meek - Evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant; humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness.
- Megalomaniac - A psycho pathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
- Naïve - Lacking worldly experience and understanding, simple and guileless; showing or characterized by a lack of sophistication and critical judgement.
- Nervous - Easily agitated or distressed; high-strung or jumpy.
- Non-violent - Abstaining from the use of violence.
- Nosy - Given to prying into the affairs of others; snoopy. Offensively curious or inquisitive.
- Obsessive - An unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone.
- Oppressor - A person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures, to keep down by severe and unjust use of force or authority.
- Overambitious - Having a strong excessive desire for success or achievement.
- Overconfident - Excessively confident; presumptuous.
- Overemotional - Excessively or abnormally emotional. Sensitive about themselves and others, more so than the average person.
- Overprotective - To protect too much; coddle.
- Overzealous - Marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea.
- Pacifist - Opposition to war or violence as a means of resolving disputes. (Can double as a merit in certain cases)
- Paranoid - Exhibiting or characterized by extreme and irrational fear or distrust of others.
- Peevish - Expressing fretfulness and discontent, or unjustifiable dissatisfaction. Cantankerous, cross, ill-tempered, testy, captious, discontented, crotchety, cranky, ornery.
- Perfectionist - A propensity for being displeased with anything that is not perfect or does not meet extremely high standards.
- Pessimist - A tendency to stress the negative or unfavourable or to take the gloomiest possible view.
- Pest - One that pesters or annoys, with or without realizing it. Nuisance. Annoying. Nag.
- Phobic – They have a severe form of fear when it comes to this one thing. Examples: Dark, Spiders, Cats
- Practical - Level-headed, efficient, and unspeculative. No-nonsense.
- Predictable - Easily seen through and assessable, where almost anyone can predict reactions and actions of said person by having met or known them even for a short time.
- Proud - Filled with or showing excessive self-esteem and will often shirk help from others for the sake of pride.
- Rebellious - Defying or resisting some established authority, government, or tradition; insubordinate; inclined to rebel.
- Reckless - Heedless. Headstrong. Foolhardy. Unthinking boldness, wild carelessness and disregard for consequences.
- Remorseless - Without remorse; merciless; pitiless; relentless.
- Rigorous - Rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; demanding strict attention to rules and procedures.
- Sadist - The deriving of sexual gratification or the tendency to derive sexual gratification from inflicting pain or emotional abuse on others. Deriving of pleasure, or the tendency to derive pleasure, from cruelty.
- Sadomasochist - Both sadist and masochist combined.
- Sarcastic - A subtle form of mockery in which an intended meaning is conveyed obliquely.
- Skeptic - One who instinctively or habitually doubts, questions, or disagrees with assertions or generally accepted conclusions.
- Seducer - To lead others astray, as from duty, rectitude, or the like; corrupt. To attempt to lead or draw someone away, as from principles, faith, or allegiance.
- Selfish - Concerned chiefly or only with oneself.
- Self-Martyr - One who purposely makes a great show of suffering in order to arouse sympathy from others, as a form of manipulation, and always for a selfish cause or reason.
- Self-righteous - Piously sure of one’s own righteousness; moralistic. Exhibiting pious self-assurance. Holier-than-thou, sanctimonious.
- Senile - Showing a decline or deterioration of physical strength or mental functioning, esp. short-term memory and alertness, as a result of old age or disease.
- Shallow - Lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious.
- Smart Ass - Thinks they know it all, and in some ways they may, but they can be greatly annoying and difficult to deal with at times, especially in arguments.
- Soft-hearted - Having softness or tenderness of heart that can lead them into trouble; susceptible of pity or other kindly affection. They cannot resist helping someone they see in trouble, suffering or in need, and often don’t think of the repercussions or situation before doing so.
- Solemn - Deeply earnest, serious, and sober.
- Spineless - Lacking courage. Cowardly, wimp, lily-livered, gutless.
- Spiteful - Showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite; vindictive person who will look for occasions for resentment. Vengeful.
- Spoiled - Treated with excessive indulgence and pampering from earliest childhood, and has no notion of hard work, self-care or money management; coddled, pampered. Having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or over-solicitous attention.
- Squeamish - Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted.
- Stubborn - Unreasonably, often perversely unyielding; bull-headed. Firmly resolved or determined; resolute.
- Superstitious - An irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear from an irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome.
- Tactless - Lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others.
- Temperamental - Moody, irritable, or sensitive. Excitable, volatile, emotional.
- Theatrical - Having a flair for over dramatizing situations, doing things in a ‘big way’ and love to be ‘centre stage’.
- Timid -Tends to be shy and/or quiet, shrinking away from offering opinions or from strangers and newcomers, fearing confrontations and violence.
- Tongue-tied - Speechless or confused in expression, as from shyness, embarrassment, or astonishment.
- Troublemaker - Someone who deliberately stirs up trouble, intentionally or unintentionally.
- Unlucky - Marked by or causing misfortune; ill-fated. Destined for misfortune; doomed.
- Unpredictable - Difficult to foretell or foresee, their actions are so chaotic it’s impossible to know what they are going to do next.
- Untrustworthy - Not worthy of trust or belief. Backstabber.
- Vain - Holding or characterized by an unduly high opinion of their physical appearance. Lovers of themselves. Conceited, egotistic, narcissistic.
- Weak-willed - Lacking willpower, strength of will to carry out one’s decisions, wishes, or plans. Easily swayed.
- Withdrawn - Not friendly or Sociable. Aloof.
- Zealous - A fanatic.
He stuck his tongue out at Shinichi. Yeah, he totally walked right into that one. “Yeah, yeah. Don’t gotta worry ‘bout that. I’ve got everythin’ planned out. Nothin’ too disastrous is gonna happen on my watch.”
Oh, if only Lupin knew.
"Then I promise to stay out of it. I have too much work to do anyway to be worrying about some thieves getting lost in the desert," he continued in a nonchalant manner, even yawning to really play up the apparent lack of care. However, it was still obvious he didn’t want them to get hurt, thieves or not. "Don’t forget your sunscreen. At least your gunman has a hat."
The sound of him actually picking up the phone was a pleasant surprise and she almost didn’t know what to say. “Oh! Shinichi! Hi! How are you doing this afternoon? Keeping busy?” She hadn’t sounded that formal in her mind. She hoped he didn’t see it that way.
"Me? No, I didn’t need anything. I was just calling to see if you were free to talk." Honestly, she wanted to hear his voice again, to make sure he truly was there. His voice made her smile and she wondered if it was because of her phone call or the fact that he was back on the job. It didn’t matter, hearing him happy was the main thing.
He honestly wondered if he would ever get enough of hearing her voice. Even after all that time living with her, Shinichi hadn’t grown tired of her voice. Whether she was nagging him or yelling or cheering or crying, he just couldn’t see himself not wanting to listen.
"Yeah, I’ve got a minute. Things are pretty slow over at Metro and Megure-keibu just finished up the paperwork on that grocery store kidnapping I helped him with this morning, so I’m sort of just standing around now," he chuckled, leaning against the wall once he was out of the room. The hallway was much quieter too.
"What have you been up to all day?" he asked, tapping his fingers against the cork board behind him and fiddling with the pins. "No, wait! How about I use my skills as a detective to figure it out? Let’s see… You’ve been cleaning up after your grubby father all morning?"
sera’s cheeks turned a bright shade of red.
"ey! they’re due to pop out any day now! my moms big ya know.." she said crossing her arms. she looks to the side, avoiding eye contact with the detective. "besides… even if i am flat… i feel like anybody would notice an emense lack in the… bulge down there… guess he was too engrossed in his heist to notice… th’ bastard.." she spoke in a quieter tone that time.
"Sorry, sorry! But yeah, I imagine his only concerns are jewels and humiliating whoever is unlucky enough to show up to one of the heists and try to stop him." He paused, sighing as he shuffled his feet. Shinichi had been on the receiving end of some of that humiliation too. "And besides, he might be smart when it comes to making riddles but sometimes I question his intelligence in other areas."
"Ouuuch. Have some faith in me. I care about ancient artifacts as much as you do! It’ll be in good hands, trust me. And the ancient ruin is a huge death trap, no one wants to visit that thing who’s sane."
"I suppose that explains why you’re going after it then,” he happily teased. Lupin had really been asking for that one, to be honest. “Try not to get yourself or anyone else killed.”
"Psh, please. This shit is the kind of stuff I live for. The adventure. The possibility of failure but overcoming it anyway! You really need to get out more, kiddo." Lupin snickered and ruffled at Shinichi’s hair again. "I’ve got it all mapped out. Sent one of those robots of mine inside to have a look at all the traps. You don’t gotta worry about little ‘ol me, promise."
Shinichi frowned. Again with the hair-ruffling, acting like he was still a child…
"I’m actually more concerned that you’re going to end up destroying some priceless artifact or ancient ruin while you’re running around with robots and shovels," he stated matter-of-factly. Of course he knew that Lupin could take care of himself. It was how he took care of other things that had him concerned.
"Ah, yes, well…it’s definitely not private property or anything. It’s in the middle of the desert, underground. I’m the only one who knows it’s exact location, so…"
He went back to grinning smugly. “You’ve got nothin’ to worry ‘bout.”
"You’re really going out to the middle of the desert to find some stupid golden hand that probably isn’t even worth the trip?" he asked incredulously, raising his eyebrows at him. Shinichi supposed that treasure hunters did that sort of thing though. "Have fun playing in the sand then. Just be careful you don’t end up in some sort of ancient pitfall like they have in movies."
Even after knowing he would never disappear again like he used to, gone for what seemed like eternity with only infrequent phone calls to suffice, Ran didn’t know what she would ever do with him. He seemed busy, but at least his physical being stayed within reach. It was a blessing but sometimes he seemed to still be miles away.
It had been another one of those days. After Conan left, the Mouri Kogoro detective agency had seemed to decline here and there. Ran found herself on this day emptying her Father’s ash tray for the third time that week alone and cleaning up beer cans left haphazardly about the office. Having tidied up as much as she could in a futile attempt to make her Father seem like less of a slob, Ran fell back onto the couch with an exasperated sigh. She fished her cell phone from her pocket and aimlessly dialed Shinichi’s number, hoping she hadn’t caught him at a bad time.
The call had been a welcome distraction, if not a little surprising and he smiled when he saw that it was her name on the screen. Yes, a very welcome distraction.
"Yo, Ran," he answered cheerfully, holding the phone up to his ear and hopping out of his seat so that he could go out into the hall. It wouldn’t be very polite to disrupt the officers while they were working and even though he didn’t have any interest in their cases, he knew they were still important and needed to be completed. Hopefully Takagi would find something interesting for him to do soon.
"What’s up? Did you need something?" Perhaps it was his own imagination but he felt as though Ran called him a lot more than she had ever used to before he disappeared. Almost like she was making up for lost time.